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Repair Work to Newburn Bridge

Following our water main burst at the location of Newburn Bridge, we alongside, Newcastle City Council and our supply partner, Esh-MWH are currently repairing our underground assets. This work will help secure and maintain water supplies in the future, and will not affect your water supplies.

Project updates

Update by Christine Taylor

Great news!!!!

Our work is now completed and the bridge is open.

Thank you for your patience whilst we carry out the works.

Happy Wednesday.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Hi

An update has been provided by site and its great news.

Yesterday they managed to removed and rebed the manhole in question and the resurfacing was planned for today.  We envisage that the bridge will be reopened tonight.

I will keep you informed.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

Following the works last year we need to carry out essential maintenance to the manhole cover and frame and the surrounding tarmac. 

To enable the works to be carried out safely, the bridge will be closed to vehicles only for a period of 72 hours.  Newburn bridge will be closed from 6am on Tuesday 24th September and will reopen on the morning of Friday 27th September 2019.

Pedestrians will still be able to access and use the bridge throughout of works. 

Throughout this time we will be updating the portal with our progress daily.

We thank you in advance for your patience whilst we carry out this work.  Please contact me direct via this portal or by contacting 03457171100 to discuss this work further.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

As a way to thank you all for your understanding and cooperation this year whilst we carried out the repair works, we at Esh-MWH and Northumbrian Water, along with our collaborative partners, wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  So what better way than to release some Christmas cheer through a festive video. 

I hope you all enjoy watching this, as much as the team did pulling it together.

Merry Christmas

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

The news is great!!!!

Our team have worked extremely hard and all the work is now finished.

The bridge is now open

We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst we carried out these repairs.

Have a great weekend

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

Good News

Today we have laid the final course of the tarmac, and 'USL' have attended and started the joint to the bridge.  This will be completed in the morning and a final tidy up of the area.  The traffic management is due to removed later tomorrow allowing us to reopen the bridge on Sunday 23 September 2018 at 9am.

My next update will be when the bridge reopens.

Thank you once again for your patience and understanding.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good evening,

Another update from the site team;

The base course and plaining has been completed for the wearing course to be laid in the morning.

Following the surfacing tomorrow, a company by the name of 'USL' will attend site to carry out remedial work to the joint from the road to the bridge.  This should be completed the same day. 

Fingers crossed the weather does not impact on our works.

Once again I have been provided with some photos of todays work.

I will be back tomorrow.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good evening,

We have been provided another update from our site team.  Today we have installed the higher kerbs on the roadside today and set the manhole covers within the carriageway.

Tomorrow will see the beginning of the surfacing works to the carriageway with the base been laid, followed by the plaining in the afternoon. The final course will be laid on Friday morning.

We are getting very close to the end now.

Glad to hear the high winds did not stop our team from working to programme.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Our daily update as promised.

The ootpath reinstated and now open.

Please mind the speed bump....

This is a temporary measure to protect a water pipe installed to keep people connected to the water main following the burst. This will be removed when the water main is operational again.

We will be back tomorrow with a further update.

Christine

 

 

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon

Sorry for the late update.

I have spoken to the site and project team today and discussed the Wylam Bridge closure on Monday.  We are all in agreement that we need to reduce any impact to the local community so we are striving to complete our works before next week.  However as you will be aware there are factors that may impact on our progress.

It is our thoughts that if we update the portal everyday with progress, the community will be informed timely with updates.  Our site team have also committed to working this weekend to assist with programme if required.

Darren, our site manager has confirmed that the footpath is ready for reinstatement in the morning. The Pedestrian bridge will be coming down in the afternoon to allow the Kerbs on the other side of the road to be installed.  We are planning to resurface the road staring on Thursday.

Darren has provided some photos and will give us all another update tomorrow.

Christine

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